Ratings based on 28 Verified Reviews

3.5 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
3.9 Room cleanliness
3.8 Service & staff
3.5 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Centrally Located

Posted Oct 30, 2017
Pros: central location airport pickup & drop off
Cons: Breakfast buffet coffee
Location: Gondar's castles
Pros: + Centrally located to Gondar's castles + Stress free check-in + SAT-TV + Helpful & friendly staff + Airport pickup & dropoff + Hot showers - low pressure Cons: - Breakfast buffet - poor selection of breakfast foods / weak coffee - Poor value for the money spent on room - Restaurant menu - kitchen lacked ingredients to make most menu items.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 5, 2017 on Hotels
The hotel has a great location, almost right next to the Fasil Ghebbi castle complex and a block off the Piazza. But it's not particularly friendly, and not all of the staff seem to be trained in hospitality. The power was out every night from about 9:30 pm to 6:30 am, the rooms get really hot at night, the food is mediocre at best (even the basics were unavailable at times, and the breakfast buffet was inedible). It felt pretty empty at low season, but that didn't inspire better service or greater efficiency. Having the power go out every night was just weird, especially because none of the staff ever mentioned it. Bring a flashlight if you want to get up before 6:30 am, or if you want to find your way around the place after 9-ish.
3 out of 5
by Shubhra from Houston

Posted Jul 31, 2016 on Hotels
It is a comfortable, reasonably priced motel. The staff is helpful. There was no wifi because the government had shut down internet in the region. The room was small with a small compact bathroom. Hot water is available.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Too expensive and too uncomfortable

Posted May 28, 2015 on Hotels
The staff was very helpful. The hotel is centrally located and easy to find. Room service and hotel restaurant were decent. The beds were awful, just a box spring with a sheet over it, no pillow top or pad of any kind. We moved hotels to one just down the street, and paid half as much for a much nicer hotel. I would not stay here again.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Too loud

Posted Dec 18, 2014 on Hotels
Nice hotel in a good location. Not a good place if you actually want to get any sleep. The hotel is located next to two churches who chant over loud speakers at the top of their lungs from 4am until 10am. The staff were not particularly helpful with anything that was asked of them.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A rest in Gonder

Posted Nov 14, 2014 on Hotels
Excellent rest after a long hike in the mountains. The staff are welcoming and the hotel is very comfortable.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A excellent introduction to Gonder

Posted Nov 12, 2014 on Hotels
We stayed in the Taye Belay Hotel prior to setting off on a trekking trip. It was a welcome rest after a long journey from the US. The Hotel was clean and welcoming, a step above any other in the area.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

A pleasant stay in Gonder

Posted Nov 12, 2014 on Hotels
Given the general conditions in Gonder this Hotel is very good - well above the expected standard
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Riyadh

Well-placed for culture vultures.

Posted Oct 12, 2014
Pros: The location is great for visiting historical sites and provides easy access to recommended restaurants.
Cons: WiFi is only available in the lobby area, and can be slow or intermittent.
Location: Multiple historical sights are within walking distance or a Tuk-Tuk ride away. Decent eateries nearby too.
I stayed at the Taye Hotel for two nights before heading to the Simien Mountains, and then stayed another night upon my return. The staff were always extremely helpful and quick to help.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Central position

Posted Aug 23, 2014 on Hotels
Noisy at night because of situation between two churches and a mosque. Very close to main tourist attraction. Good basic cooking. Attentive staff.